Israeli nuclear whistle-blower charged over release terms

Former Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu (C) walks out of the high security prison of Shikma in Askelon, southern Israel in 2004Israeli prosecutors charged nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu Sunday with violating the terms of his release, more than a decade after he completed an 18-year jail term, the justice ministry said. According to the charge sheet, Vanunu in 2013 met with two US nationals in Jerusalem without having permission to do so. The former nuclear technician was jailed in 1986 for disclosing the inner workings of Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant to Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper.

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